Talk by Chris Hillar, former Post-Doc in the Redwood Center for Theoretical Neuroscience at UC Berkeley. Given at the Redwood Center lab meeting.
Title: Elements of Theoretical Neural Science
will present 4 topics from the theory of brain computation:
Memory/Encoding, Invariance, Behavioral Rhythms, and Language. Each
topic incorporates a particular mathematical model of the relevant
processing: Discrete Recurrent Neural Nets (DRNNs) / Rate-Distortion
Theory, The Bispectrum from Applied Group Theory, Renewal Processes in
Time-Series Modeling, and Hyperdimensional Computing. To appeal to the
largest audience possible, I will not give too many details of the
techniques involved, but instead focus on high-level concepts and
explicit examples. Details can be found in the references below.